There's still so much stuff that needs to be done; we've not finished Christmas shopping, we still haven't finished sorting out the boiler (although we do have a number to all now) and we are no where near getting that sodding kitchen put in! And lets face it, having a functioning boiler before the baby is born and freezing is a good idea, as is having a kitchen where I can clean and sterlise bottles, prepare food for baby etc is a good idea too - just in case there are problems with breast feeding. In fact, a nice kitchen to make good food for me so I can actually MAKE good breast milk for baby would be handy!
I can't honestly see the kitchen going in before Christmas now. The boiler is a must though so I think I might have to make 'the call' on Tuesday and get a price at least.
Once the New Year is here work starts on the Nursery. I've seen some lovely stuff in B&Q which will easily transform 'box room' to 'baby room' without too much fuss or expence. Infact, it's safe and easy enough for me to be able to do myself without any danger to me or the bump so I am looking forward to doing it! I'm thinking of a nice cheerful, non-gender specific jungle theme, just bright enough to be fun without being so bright as to distract baby when they should be sleeping.
Time is already zipping by and countdown to baby is moving so fast my head is spinning! There's only 17 weeks lift. 17 WEEKS! That's no time... That's just 15 weeks left at work - less if you take out the holiday time for Christmas & New Year.
It's all good though. I'm seeing loads more of Mum (which is a particularly good thing recently, all things considered) and I can see her really getting into the idea of being a Gran, Dad seems to love the idea of being a grandparent too and is taking the roll very seriously with regular phone calls to check on mine and Wiggles progress. Yorkie, especially, is getting into fatherhood. He's now doing what I was doing a few months back: having it suddenly hit him he's going to be a parent and saying something without realising, like 'wow, I'm going to be dad' or 'we'll have a baby soon!' and loving my belly.
And yet, while I am perfectly happy being pregnant, and feel confident that we'll have a healthy and happy baby, I am well aware that in 17 weeks time (give or take) our lives are going to change dramatically - forever. That is a little worrying. Being married does not seem to have changed things much for us - well, not to my mind anyway, although we were not married long enough to tell really before Wiggle popped up - and I like that about us. Having Baby WILL change things. I'm confident that it will change things for the better (once my hormones calm down again). I just hope I'm right! I'm liking this so much I'm actually willing to do it again! Maybe he'll get his 4 kids after all!